Dunscore is a small village which lies 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Dumfries, in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. It has a population of about 150 people.

It is the birthplace of the Church of Scotland missionary Jane Haining, one of only ten Holocaust victims from Scotland.

Coordinates: 55°08′31″N 3°46′48″W / 55.142°N 3.7801°W / 55.142; -3.7801

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